Drought tolerance

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Drought tolerance

The capacity of a landscape plant to function well in drought conditions.
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Furthermore, it says, farmers are encouraged to plant more sorghum than maize since sorghum is more drought tolerant and maize should be minimised as it is a heavy feeder and does not stand high temperatures.
The drought tolerant group of corn hybrids showed higher values across all soil moisture levels compared to the non-drought counter parts corn hybrids.
He said several actions had been taken in collaboration with provincial governments, including acquisition and provision of drought tolerant germ plasma (local and exotic) to develop new varieties of different crops.
Five drought tolerant, tall varieties from ICAR Institutes and one variety from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore have been released for cultivation.
Depending on the progress of research and development and whether WEMA countries promptly approve the seeds, GM drought tolerant and insect resistant varieties could be on the market by the later part of this decade.
It was also reported that lower stomatal conductance in some wheat lines was due to differences in the size of stomata while Adjei and Kirkham (1980) found that the drought tolerant cultivars have higher stomatal resistance than drought sensitive ones for part of the growth cycle in wheat.
You may decide to go without a lawn in your drought-friendly garden, but if not, you'll be pleased to know that lawns are surprisingly drought tolerant and usually recover well in the autumn rains.
This colorful and informative guide to drought tolerant plants examines two hundred species of trees, shrubs, and flowers that can withstand low-water growing environments.
Our joint product pipeline has many high performing drought tolerant genes, which make us confident that we can live up to our commitment of delivering successive generations of ever more drought-tolerant crops," said Hans Kast, President and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Plant Science.
Diamond Frost'' is highly drought tolerant with a bushy, yet open growth habit, uniquely qualifying it as a subject for hanging baskets.
Drought tolerant and pest resistant, it's a colorful and undemanding addition to many southern landscapes.
DO: Make long- term plantings of trees, shrubs and hedges that are drought tolerant.